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Old 11-30-2020, 06:30 PM   #1
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SuperAmerica stock oil

I have a Superamerica 300WSM. It is about 15 years old and in pristine condition. Besides wiping the stock down with a microfiber towel, I never applied oil to the stock. What kind of oil should I use. Also, any tips re to application are greatly appreciated

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Old 11-30-2020, 09:37 PM   #2
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It's a broad question that others can answer better than I but I'd say it depends what's on it now.

I suspect it's some version of varnish. If so, applying something like boiled linseed oil or pure tung oil really isn't an option. If it already has a varnish of some kind on it, you can use something like Epifanes Clear Varnish, tung oil varnish, Tru oil, or General Finishes Arm-R-Seal.

There are dozens of varnish type finishes and a number of methods for doing so.

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Old 11-30-2020, 09:43 PM   #3
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from kimber web site

Material: AAA-grade walnut
Finish: Hand-rubbed oil
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Hand-rubbed oil could be anything including some variety of varnish. I'd call the company and ask to speak to someone who knows - not the customer service person who's just going to read you the same advertising copy from the website.
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Here are some pics of the rifle
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IMO, for real I don't know but unless your taking it on a long hunting trip in the rain and snow I don't think I would put anything on it.
And I would try a small hidden spot first of whatever you decide on.

I think it is beautiful I wouldn't touch it!
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:13 PM   #7
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The finish on Kimbers is very thin. I have refinished a bunch of them with ProCustom oil bought at Brownells.

If you've never worked on stocks there's quite a bit of a learning curve. Personally I'd leave it alone or as a last resort I can dispose of it for you. Looks like the stock has a bunch of lines going the wrong way. 🤣

I have 4 84's and a couple of 8400s. .257 Roberts (Montana), .257 Roberts Classic Select, 7mm-08 Classic, .270 WSM Classic Select, 7mm WSM Select and my favorite a .280AI Classic Select. They all shoot very well. I did some bedding work on all of them.

Beautiful rig. You should shoot it and hunt with it. My .280AI has eye popping figure. It also has stock dents, scratches on the barrel and a ding on the outer edge of the muzzle. I could fix all of them but won't. The scratches and dings remind me of the time I almost tumbled down into a canyon while looking for a deer my wife shot. I went one way and my beloved rifle went another and miraculously did not disappear into the abyss. 😡

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